As infrastructure experts staying ahead of the digital technology curve Black & Veatch recently hosted world-class tech vendors - including IBM and Capgemini - at its Vendor Expo 2019. “One of our strengths is that Black & Veatch is technology agnostic. We cherry pick the technologies best suited to meet the needs of our clients, and integrate them into our infrastructure projects,” according to Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India. “The vendor expo is one of the ways we make certain our teams understand what’s out there that may be of benefit to clients.” As well as companies serving projects in Black & Veatch’s core markets of water, power and oil & gas, Vendor Expo 2019 included data centre specialist Vertiv Energy for the first time. Building upon successful growth in the USA, Black & Veatch’s data centre business is now expanding its support for India’s data centre investors, owners and operators. “In many ways data centres provide a microcosm of what Black & Veatch is about: integrating reliable power supplies, a water supply of consistent quality and quantity, and fast, stable telecoms connectivity,” Menon added. To promote homegrown talent, and support Make in India, the expo included numerous Indian companies – alongside global players. The Indian business supported and showcased by Black & Veatch at the Vendor Expo included: UL Engineering Services, Earth Analytic and Hexagon. Black & Veatch’s Vendor Expo 2019 took place at the company’s Vikhroli office and was attended by professionals from its water, power, oil & gas and telecommunications business lines. *** Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch has been supporting communities in India since 1915. Major contemporary projects include liquified natural gas receiving terminals at Ennore and Jafrabad; support for Namami Gange wastewater projects; and a cutting edge 41 megawatt solar, wind, and battery storage hybrid power project in Andhra Pradesh. The company employs nearly 1,000 professionals across its Pune and Vikhroli offices and numerous project sites in India. Media Contact: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866 496 9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights Distribution Planning: More Twists and Turns Ahead Planning for today’s distribution networks is a little like driving down a foggy road at night. Knowing what’s ahead and having more visibility makes a ride like that easier, but the clarity those two conditions provide is lacking for utilities and other players in the power sector as they travel toward a modernized grid. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Executive Summary Rising demand for clean and sustainable energy has made this one of the most dynamic and exciting moments in the history of power supply. It's also one of the most vexing: Across diverse geographies, and even more diverse stakeholders, there are both opportunities and deep challenges to meeting the social and economic goals tied to the reliable, resilient supply of quality power. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent).